The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and our studio space is set within the forest in our Scandinavian Tipi.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.
We love to fill our Tipi space in the woods with creative workshops, foot stomping gigs and beautiful supper clubs beneath the pines. For all ticketed events please head over to out Eventbrite listing.
Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.
This is available all year round.
Come and spend a night in and around our tipi, enjoying pizzas and drinks and good tunes with friends. We have a choice of four different delicious pizzas (vegetarian options available), a range of local drinks, spirits and snacks and some Smores to toast on the fire. Our next pizza nights are during the Easter holidays on Thursday 4th April and Thursday 11th April, then they will be returning for the summer holidays.
Booking is essential so please get in touch. We hope to see you there!
A luxury week of Ashtanga Yoga, community and nutritious food hosted by Katy Scherer and Joseph Armstrong. The week will consist of traditional Ashtanga Mysore practice as well as daily breathing and meditation sessions and afternoon workshops. Both Katy and Joseph are authorised Ashtanga teachers and have years of experience teaching complete beginners to advanced students.
We all want to start the year in a considered way and rather than juicing, fasts or detoxes only have short term affects on our systems, Katy and Joseph want to offer something more meaningful, more sustainable. Together you will learn to slow down, to move your body in simple nurturing ways, eat wholesome seasonal food, explore creative mindful activities and devour deep rest. Leaving you more aligned, more connected and re-charged for the year ahead.
Please get in touch if you would like to book
Singer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Siobhan Wilson grew up in Elgin. A trained cellist, singer, composer and pianist from St Mary's Music School of Edinburgh, Siobhan has 15 years of international studio production experience including in New York, Paris, Budapest and Scotland. After a 5 year stay in Paris, France, she returned to Scotland where she is currently scoring her first short film recording with string orchestra.
Her performance is truly mesmirisng and she can silence a room with a mere whisper. She's recently had great acclaim and her album 'There are no saints' was shortlised for Scottish Album of the year.
We are delighted to host her at the Dell for a full gig on the Friday evening followed by an acoustic supper club evening on the Saturday.
With last year's Dell Market being such a huge success, we just can't wait for the next one. Another chance to bring together the wonderful assortment of crafters, artists and food and drink producers from our local area. Here at The Dell we aspire to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible and so we have put together a group of like minded traders to showcase their fantastic products. There will be a little bit of something for everyone. As well as bagging a beauty and being inspired by the creativity around you, you can hang out under the trees listening to live music, watch demonstrations from local green woodworkers and fill up your bellies on food and drink. Supporting local business owners has never been so important, so we hope you can join us and spread the word.
We love a good old family Sunday Social at The Dell! Join us for a day of kicking back, listening to some fantastic music, having a bite to eat and a good catch up with pals. We will be kicking things off at 2pm, with food trucks on site and DJs providing the foot stomping tunes. It's the perfect end to the Scottish summer holidays and we'd love to have you here.
Tuning in to the wisdom of how to 'Winter' well, we bring you the first in a series of Dell curated retreats based in our cosy Dell Lodge. Joining forces with the incredible Katie White, these four days of cosy immersion will bring you a very gentle adjustment to the new year.
Slow morning practice, evening fireside Nidra, together with lazy brunches and deeply nourishing soul food. Slow down and allow time to expand in the gorgeous, candlelit surroundings, giving time to soak in the tub, curling up with a book or take a peaceful wander through the woods. We will have optional classes in cookery with a focus on nutritional meal planning, crafting and a beautiful walking sound meditation included and also the option to tap on a massage.
We all want to start the year in a considered way and rather than juicing, fasts or detoxes only have short term affects on our systems, we want to offer something more meaningful, more sustainable. Together we will learn to slow down, to move our bodies in simple nurturing ways, eat wholesome seasonal food, explore creative mindful activities and devour deep rest. Leaving us more aligned, more connected and re-charged for the year ahead.
If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.
Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.
We'll let you know when we add new workshops and dates to the calendar.